WSOPE Reschedule Causes Tension

WSOPE Reschedule Causes Tension

Monday, 19 October 2015

While Barny Boatman was all smiles on Sunday, many players at the ongoing World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE) tournament series in Berlin weren't quite as happy following a last minute schedule change.

According to reports, Day 1B of the €1,100 ($1,245) buy-in Event #8 was due to start at noon local time but was put back by three hours due to a poor initial turnout.

The decision from Jack Effel, WSOPE Tournament Director, was announced via Twitter only minutes before the scheduled kick-off and caused confusion among some of the players who had planned their day around the 12pm start.

Included among this crowd was Terrance Chan, who went on to blog about his frustration. Outlining the situation from his perspective, Chan stated that he would not be taking part in that particular event as he didn't want to be a hypocrite.

After finally entering the tournament area, Chan and Effel had a sticky situation as neither was willing to concede to the other's point of view. Harmony was restored soon after, fortunately, and the two professionals made their peace but not before the poker community had weighed in on the incident.

Tags: World Series Of Poker Europe, WSOPE, Barny Boatman, Terrance Chan, Jack Effel